Mouths are watering in Cape Girardeau as news spreads that local Perryville hot spot, Mary Jane Burgers & Brew, is expanding to Cape Girardeau.
The name of the new joint: Mary Jane Bourbon + Smokehouse.
Owner Carisa Stark says they hope to open in the old Courtesy Cleaners building, located at 1107 Broadway, by late 2018.
Stark promises to maintain a high level of service and quality.
The electric ambiance, and locally sourced, whole food will not change at the new location.
What will change are the food and drink.
“I do not believe in duplicating concepts,” Stark said.
At Mary Jane Bourbon & Smokehouse the menu will be completely different, featuring BBQ entrees and the largest bourbon selection in southeast Missouri.
Stark says she wants to create restaurants that serve as destinations rather than carbon copies.
Current design plans for the new restaurant maintain the buildings outside art deco feel.
Inside, though, construction crews are completely gutting and turning it into a two-story dining area that includes a private party room.
Imagine yourself sitting at the 2nd floor bar, having one of our signature cocktails, and eating a freshly smoked…
Bourbon lovers, we have great news for you.
In case the name didn’t give it away, this new restaurant promises to have the largest selection of bourbon in Southeast Missouri.
In fact, members of the team went to the Major Brands Craft Spirits Show in August to find some of the best bourbon to keep in the bar.
Another fun fact: the chefs are working to bring back the Mojo!
If you aren’t familiar, Mojo Potatoes were a very popular potato dish served at Shakey’s Pizza and Dino’s. Both businesses were housed in a building directly across from Courtesy Cleaners that has since been torn down.
On their Facebook page, Mary Jane bourbon + Smokehouse wrote that they’re trying to bring Mojos back as “a tribute to a local favorite that was directly across the street from our new location.”
We’ll keep you posted on when you can get your hands on some Mojos and all the other delicious wares that Mary Jane bourbon + Smokehouse serves up!